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The hot list of Britain’s fast-growing, high-potential businesses

The UK’s most exciting fast-growth companies have been announced – and Lingo24 is one of them!

The Accelerate 250 initiative is being championed by Lord Young, the Prime Minister’s Enterprise Advisor, and former Tesco boss, Sir Terry Leahy. It’s designed to recognise the country’s “high-potential” businesses, which are helping drive economic growth.

According to them, the Accelerate 250 represents the core of Britains’a “vital six per-cent, the businesses that are expanding exponentially to create more than half of all new UK jobs”. They come from all over the country, representing industries from food to fashion, retail to recruitment.

The group will meet for the first time at Accelerate 2013, the new festival for high potential businesses in Liverpool on 27th June. In the run-up to the event, 50 new members are being announced – bringing the total to 250.

As Britain’s fastest-growing translation agency, we were delighted to make the list! And it’s great to see such a diverse range of innovative and creative businesses in the group – we’re certainly looking forward to meeting many of them and sharing ideas in Liverpool.

Some of the other high-growth companies include Left Bank Pictures, an award-winning independent film and television production company, Concept Cupboard, a design and marketing company and social media marketing agency We Are Social. The luxury travel club, Secret Escapes, baby food company Ella’s Kitchen, and hat company Zaini show the diversity of the businesses.

Many companies on the list had already featured in the Startups 100 2012, including 3 Blonde Bears, Charbrew, Cubesocial, A-star Sports, Kids Bee Happy and Armadillo Merino.

The event will feature high-profile speakers, including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and Martha Lane Fox, founder of Lastminute.com and chair of Lucky Voice. She said the Accelerate 2013 would help give businesses the tools they need to grow and fulfil their potential.

She said: “The UK is a hotbed of entrepreneurial talent and helping our smallest businesses scale up quickly and grow would transform the British economy.”
Watch this space for the latest news from the festival in Liverpool!

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Hazel Mollison

Hazel Mollison edits and writes for the Lingo24 blog. After studying Italian and German at Cambridge University, she worked as a journalist for five years with regional and national newspapers. She enjoys writing about languages, translation, online marketing, and helping small businesses explore new opportunities.

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